Mill Valley Weekly

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Hello Mill Valley Families,

We are so excited for our first ever Winter Carol tomorrow! Below is the schedule for each grade and a few reminders. If you are able to join us, please remember to dress warm and practice social distancing. In addition, please do not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to your student's time slot. We are on a tight schedule and predict having lots of cars to move in and out of the lot in a short time frame.


We thank you in advance and wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season!


Sincerely,


Robin Schrot, Principal

Allyce Harris, Associate Principal

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Friday PAW PRINT Recipients

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Revised 2020-21 School Calendar

Please view the revised 2020-21 school calendar, approved by the Board on Monday night. The updated calendar includes three (3) additional blue days (January 25, February 22 and May 3). Similar to November, students will be provided remote learning opportunities for the day, time to catch-up or make-up work and meet virtually with staff while our facilities undergo a thorough deep cleaning. This also includes a reapplication of BioProtect, an antimicrobial product, to high-touch surfaces.
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2021-22 School Calendar - Board Approved on December 14

On Monday, December 14, the School Board approved the 2021-22 school calendar. Next year, spring break will be the last full week of March, which aligns with other regional districts. Please note, there will be a four (4) day weekend that wraps Good Friday, Easter Sunday and the Monday after Easter. This will afford families the opportunity to have an additional travel day for those that leave town over the holiday.
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Face Coverings

A few reminders...
  • Face coverings are still required at school and will remain required unless otherwise communicated.
  • Students must have a proper fitting mask
  • Masks must cover both their mouth and nose (some masks are too big and continue to fall down)

We appreciate all that you are doing to encourage and reinforce how to properly wear a mask. They are helping as we continue to STAY SAFE to STAY OPEN.

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Virtual Learners & Parents...You're Invited!

Each week during trimester 2, our virtual students and parents will have the opportunity to connect with Mrs. Schrot and Mrs. Harris.


The next optional meetings are scheduled for...

3rd Grade Parents meet on Wednesday, Jan.13th from 11:30-12:00.

HERE is your invitation with the Google Meet link.

2nd Grade Learners meet on Wednesday, Jan. 13th from 12:00-12:30.

HERE is your invitation with the Google Meet link.


Here are all of the optional meeting dates for the other grade levels...

January 20th:

  • 4th grade parents meet 11:30 - 12:00
  • Kdg & 1st grade learners meet 12:00 - 12:30

***You will receive a reminder email the day before with the Google Meet link***


HERE is your virtual newsletter for 12/17/2020.

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K-12 High Interest/Career Day

Schools are excited to be in the beginning stages of planning a virtual high interest/career day for students on March 26th. The vision for the day is to create a large collection of high interest topics for students to engage with via recorded videos and/or synchronous opportunities.


If you are interested in joining the committee please complete the form linked HERE. Committee members will be asked to join planning meetings scheduled during the school day and facilitate small group work and responsibilities between meetings and leading up to the event date.


This will be a small planning team of administrators and parent representatives that will also be working to develop this K-12 opportunity. We are seeking one parent representative from each building and will be in contact with more information in the upcoming weeks. If you would like to be involved but are not able to participate in the planning committee, additional opportunities to participate will be shared.


Thank you for considering joining this committee to help provide a high quality experience for our students.


Mindfulness Week 10

Here are the lessons for the week of 12/14/2020.

Lessons are specific to grade levels.

Kindergarten - Lesson Week 10

1st - 4th Grade - Lesson Week 10

Mill Valley Staff Favorite Things

Several parents have asked for our teacher/staff wish lists.

Back by popular demand...HERE are our FAVORITE THINGS!

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Spreading Holiday Cheer for all to Hear...

Thank you for all the Gingerbread House submissions!

VOTING is NOW OPEN on Facebook: MV PTO

Voting CLOSES @7:00pm Sunday, December 20th. Winners will be announced on Monday, December 21st! PRIZES will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place on Tuesday, December 22nd.

Good Luck!

Virtual PTO Meeting, Wednesday, January 13th at 6:00pm

Mark your calendars... PTO has some F-U-N things in store for January including

our Virtual PTO Meeting on 01/13, Family Dine Out Nite at TailSpin on 01/18 ,

and Virtual Trivia Game Nite on 01/29!

MV Spirit Bracelets

There is still time...order now!

ONLINE ONLY Facebook

Shopping Online? Don't forget to use AMAZON Smile!

Use your Amazon Smile account for all of your holiday shopping! Just choose Mill Valley PTO as your charitable organization and 0.5% of all purchases will go directly to MV PTO!

Click on the link to start donating: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/38-4122154

WOLF TRACKS - Upcoming Events

12/16-12/20: VOTE for your Favorite Gingerbread House

12/21: Gingerbread WINNERS Announced

1/13: Virtual PTO Meeting @ 6:00pm

1/18: Family Dine Out Nite @ TailSpin

1/28: Virtual Trivia Game Night


Join Mill Valley PTO Facebook page TODAY! CLICK HERE.

Questions...email Mill Valley PTO at millvalleymuskegopto@gmail.com.

Muskego & Community Events

When and How to Notify MNS about COVID-19

PLEASE NOTIFY MNS IF ANY STUDENT OR STAFF MEMBER EXPERIENCES THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS OR STATUS USING THIS FORM.


The more you keep MNS informed the better we can

STAYSAFE to STAYOPEN.

Parent FAQ Updates...

Please note that we continue to update our Parent FAQ document with relevant information. We encourage you to take some time to read it thoroughly. Please don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Schrot, robin.schrot@muskegonorway.org or Mrs. Harris, allyce.harris@muskegonorway.org with additional questions.

Online Volunteer Application

Volunteer Applications are now available electronically on our website HERE.

Please remember, due to our current state, we are only allowing essential visitors in our schools at this time. However, you are welcome to complete the application at anytime.